HOI AN LANTERN

Craft villages of Quang Nam Province are proud symbols of the cultural heritage of the craftspeople, their villages and the region. Recently, many traditional craft workshops in Viet Nam have steadily transitioned from small “family-run” form to bigger factories, using modern manufacturing technology. However in Quang Nam, the local artisans have retained their own creativity […]

How bamboo curtains and bamboo placemats are made?

Located in Cau Giay District (formerly called District 6 of Tu Liem province), Trung Kinh Ha Village of Trung Hoa Commune is one of Hanoi’s long lasting traditional handicraft villages and is still active now. This traditional handicraft village was founded more than one thousand years ago with the profession of “Making bamboo incense foot” […]

Bamboo Dragonfly at Tay Phuong Pagoda village, Thach Xa commune, Thach That, Hanoi.

The bamboo dragonfly workshop of Mr. Nguyen Van Tai is located at Tay Phuong Pagoda village, Thach Xa commune, Thach That, Hanoi. Dragonfly artisans are all residents of the village. After 22 years of production & testing, the group created many beautiful dragonfly styles and they are especially capable of self-balancing. The first production stage […]

Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Craft villages of Quang Nam Province are proud symbols of the cultural heritage of the craftspeople, their villages and the region. Thanh Ha Village is located 2kms west of Hoi An. The village is well known for its traditional pottery production which has been practised since the sixteenth century. It has had a profound impact […]

Smocked Bamboo group in Gia Luong District, Bac Ninh Province

Among the many professional villages in the north of Vietnam is a village famous for making products from smoked bamboo. The production of bamboo beds, couches and mats has developed over the last 100 years. In recent years the demand for such products has decreased but now under a project of Craft Link and the […]

Silk weaving village in Hung ha district, Thai binh province

The weaving tradition in Phuong La village, Thai Phuong commune, Hung Ha district has been existed through many generations. There are 5 villages in Thai Phuong commune but only Phuong La village has this weaving tradition. This village population is very high, occupies 30% of the commune population, so agriculture land is not enough for […]

Silk weaving in Moc Nam commune, Duy Tien district, Ha Nam province

This silk weaving village is located in Moc Nam commune, Duy Tien district, Ha Nam province, about 70kms from Hanoi. According to the villagers, this weaving tradition has exited since the 13th or 14th century. At present there are about 500 weaving looms in the commune and most of them are semi-electronic looms. Craft Link […]

Lacquer ware

Lacquer is traditionally created from the sap of a sumac which grows in the uplands. The transparent sap flows from an incision in the tree. It is then treated until it turns black or the brown color of “cockroach wings”. The background material for lacquer coating includes wood, baked earth, stone, copper, rattan, woven bamboo. […]

Kite Hue Club

The world-famous Hue kite maker Nguyen Van Be has taught a number of young people in Hue the skills of kite making. He says “kites of Hue join the youth and adolescence, people and rulers, earth and the immense sky, simple realities and splendid dreams”. Dubbed “marionettes of the open air” kites of Hue enact […]

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